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Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia
alaScore 81

363 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 84 user reviews of Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Labs VF0280 Live! Cam Optia AF 2.0 MP Web Cam with Auto FocusCreative Labs Live! Cam Optia Pro 1.3MP WebcamCreative Labs Live! Cam Optia Pro 2L Webcam

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Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

 

The Creative Live! Cam Optia AF doesn't have the best image quality, but the fun, practical software lets you do more than videoconferencing.

2-megapixel sensor. Lens rotates to let you shoot what's in front of you, not just you. Fun, diverse selection of bundled software

Slow, annoying autofocus. Face-tracking feature barely works. So-so image quality

Though the Live! Cam Optia AF isn't the image-quality champ, it scores with its fun, practical software bundle. It's the one webcam equipped for more than just videoconferencing.

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Live! Cam Optia

 

This inexpensive, portable Webcam takes surprisingly good video, but it lacks an integrated microphone.

Integrated clip so you can attach it to a notebook, Good-quality video in moderate lighting

Lacks integrated microphone, No auto-focus

Bottom line: The Optia is pretty inexpensive, and the video is pretty nice--for a Webcam

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Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro

 

This bulky webcam is cumbersome in design and performance.

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Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro Webcam

 

The low-price Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro Webcam will impress you with its features, but less so with its performance.

Mic provides excellent noise cancellation; plenty of features for the price

Bulky; Webcam's grip isn't strong enough; poor video in low-light conditions; grainy digital stills

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Creative Live! Cam Optia review

 

An average performer that doesn't really inspire

Looks good ; Great software bundle

Expensive and not really a great performer

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Creative Live!Cam Optia AF webcam review

 

Creative have long been known for its webcams (my first webcam in 1999 was a Creative) but has the company lost its way with the barrage of alternatives available from the likes of Logitech or Philips? We get recording to find out. Claiming to be the...

Auto-focus, easy to install, good results

Auto focus can go a bit crazy, need a fast computer

Easy to use and potentially impressive results, as long as you've got the machine to match

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Creative Live! Cam Optia

 

While the last decade has seen the rest of the digicam world undergo a frenetic patch of technical evolution, it seems webcam developers have been taking it easier

Looks good, Great software bundle

Expensive and not really a great performer

It may look good but it doesn't really deliver. Wait for something better to come along

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Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro webcam

 

It may be small, but the Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro offers a large variety of functions and is the ideal family webcam.

If you're after a webcam that offers fun for all the family and peace of mind where younger children are concerned, then the Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro fits the bill. But it's not cheap.

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Creative Live Cam Optia AF review

 

If remote video surveillance or time-lapse photography is something you want to do with a webcam, the Creative Live Cam Optia AF is a good pick. For all others, Logitech has a better -- and slightly cheaper -- webcam

Ball-and-socket joint provides flexibility ; Camera rotates 270 degrees ; Stand works equally well on top of desk or atop a monitor

Image quality struggles in low light ; Buggy software ; Face tracking feature is useless

Creative backs the Live Cam Optia AF with a two-year limited hardware warranty

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Creative Live! Cam Optia webcam

 

The Creative Live! Cam Optia may lie at the cheaper end of Creative's Live! Cam line-up, but we were pleasantly surprised by its performance.

For a budget webcam, the Creative Live! Cam Optia is a clever performer. Unfortunately, its style is weakened by the lack of a mic, and video suffers at anything less than 640x480 (which affects Skype and IM). Plus we're never keen on devices that rely...

Product Specifications

Getting closer to your loved ones has never being so easy! You can now enjoy 1.3-megapixel high definition quality videos with a wider field of view along with crystal-clear audio. There's no need to bother with driver installations or fumble with a separate mouthpiece or microphone! That's the beauty the plug-and-play capabilities of the Live! Cam Optia Pro bring to you. The Live! Cam Optia Pro also comes bundled with an external stereo headset attached with a microphone, providing you the choice of privacy should the need arise. With a comprehensive software bundle, you can experience endless fun entertaining your friends with Advanced Video FX, Advanced Audio FX, Live! Cam Doodling and Live! Cam Avatar! And that's not all! Take all these to a whole new level by creating your very own effects and avatars easily with the included tools!

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Max Digital Video Resolution:1280 x 960/640 x 480

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in
Height:8.3in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:8.2in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English / German / Spanish
Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Model:Live! Cam Optia/Live! Cam Optia Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels/640 x 480

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:1280 x 960 / 2560 x 1920 / 640 x 480/1280 x 960 / 640 x 480
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